Rachel Khoo

Birthday Celebrations

Fifty-three is such a “meh” birthday, and yet it was actually quite as good one, with a few highlights. Yesterday, I woke early and went out in search of an early morning “adventure”. I left the house before 6.00am, and wandered in the direction of Kings Cross. I figured an early morning breakfast in The ...

Circular Quay Construction

Never Drink During The Speech

A colleague messaged me yesterday saying "I just watched Caroline Wilson's speech. I saw you in the crowd". He was referring to the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've written about previously. In reply I asked him if they'd crossed to me with a glass of wine in hand, as once occurred. I learned my ...

Parbury Tour Group

Parbury Ruins

The last couple of days in Sydney have been extremely warm, with temperatures in the mid-30s. Today was a terrific day to head underground, to visit a place with a climate resembling a wine cellar. The Parbury Ruins, at Miller's Point, were uncovered only a few years ago during the construction of an apartment block. ...

Andrew Olle Media Lecture

Andrew Olle Media Lecture

Once again, the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've been attending for over twenty years, delivered. A terrific speech about sports journalism, and the changing face of media, viewed from the perspective of award winning footy writer, Caroline Wilson. Good food, good company, good conversation. Always a pleasure to attend.

Will McMahon takes notes on his hand during the Drive panel at Radio Alive, tapping in to the wisdom of the older, more experienced people. Awesome!

Radio Conferences

“I still can’t understand why a bunch of ABC people would go to a commercial radio conference”, my friend Sue said to me earlier today, as we sat and waited for our respective flights back to Sydney. “Despite working to different agendas – advertising sales vs public service – we both have similar objectives and ...

"How's the weather?" I asked my friend Sue who has been in Melbourne for several days. "Sunny and 26", she replied in a text. Clearly, I've brought the weather from Sydney down to Melbourne.

Movies, Food, Friends and Travel

I’m normally asleep before take-off. Within seconds of switching off my mobile phone, my head can normally be found bobbing from side to side, probably to the annoyance of the person sitting next to me. And there is always only one, as I have a preference for aisle seats. I don’t want to be the ...

Opera House Protest

Sydney Opera House Protest

According the The Guardian, there were hundreds. According to the ABC, there were just over a thousand. According to Fairfax, there were thousands. And according to both News Corp and Alan Jones, there were probably just a "handful". I don't know exactly how many people attended tonight's protest rally at the Sydney Opera House, but ...

Bunya Nut Art

Life Right Now

I haven't updated for a while, so I thought I'd share a few recent photographs which capture the essence of life lately, and things I've observed over the last couple of weeks, including The Long Weekend. We went to the opening of an exhibition, and we caught up a few days later for an afternoon ...

Career Memories

At the end of a "difficult week" at the ABC, there's still much to smile about. One of the awesome things that's happened recently at work has been a project to make the ABC's digitised archives more readily available internally. For me, it means a whole bunch of my earlier work, which I thought was ...